Barsuk Records

Death Cab For Cutie - You Can Play These Songs With Chords (Cassette + Download Card)


In 1997, before Death Cab for Cutie was a band, Ben Gibbard and Chris Walla made an 8-song cassette. Originally released by Bellingham's Elsinor Records, You Can Play These Songs With Chords is a remarkable document of what was to become DCFC. The Barsuk CD release compiles the original 8 songs (5 of which were later re-recorded for Something About Airplanes), plus 10 tracks of unreleased early recordings, covers, and outtakes from 1997-2000 (taken from recording sessions for Chords, Something About Airplanes, and We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes).

President of What?

Champagne From A Paper Cup

Pictures In An Exhibition


That’s Incentive


Two Cars

Line Of Best Fit